palynology

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noun pal·y·nol·o·gy \ˌpa-lə-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of palynology

  1. :  a branch of science dealing with pollen and spores

palynological

play \ˌpa-lə-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or less commonly

palynologic

play \ˌpa-lə-nə-ˈlä-jik\ adjective

palynologically

play \ˌpa-lə-nə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

palynologist

play \ˌpa-lə-ˈnä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of palynology

Greek palynein to sprinkle, from palē fine meal


First Known Use: 1944


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